This morning during the short walk from my car to the door at my school, I was greeted with a faint rainbow seemingly arcing over the school. This could be a taken as a sign that this Friday would be a good day, but it could also, more accurately, be taken as a sign that it would rain like a MFer.

And rain it did. Constantly. Happily, the weather broke around 3 as I was exiting school to get back in my car to drive home and prepare for a nice cool night of high school football. Sadly my plans were shattered as I opened my door and was greeted with this:

In case you are unable to tell, the drivers side footwell of my Merkur was wet. Very wet.

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In a car with an evident rust problem, the last thing you want is standing water inside the car, so out came the wet or dry shopvac. I also removed the drivers seat for easier access to the swamp that is my pedal box.

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Once everything was out of the way, I put my fog machine in the car and fired it up to see where the water was coming in. And yes, I do have a fog machine.

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There’s your problem.

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So apparently the hole is somewhere in the firewall near the fusebox, pretty much exactly where I expected. Tomorrow begins the process of trying to repair it, because driving with a snorkel isn’t very practical.